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Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Phantom Thread’ Gets a Full Synopsis, First Trailer Coming Soon

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The end of this year will mark what is supposed to be the final performance from Daniel Day-Lewis in a film that reteams him with There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson (seen together above). As we recently found out, Phantom Thread is the name of the film, and now we have an official […]

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- Ethan Anderton

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Wong Kar-Wai Says Young Filmmakers Are "Less Competitive"

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Wong Kar-Wai said the opening up of the Chinese film market is providing immense opportunity for young directors, but cautioned those coming up against being complacent, as competition will be fierce in the future.

Wong — who was honored with the headlining prize at the Lumiere Film Festival, headed by Cannes fest director Theirry Fremaux — made the comments while discussing the business in Hong Kong and China.

Wong, born just before the Cultural Revolution in China, was raised in Hong Kong and came of age as a filmmaker in the 1980s and 1990s. He compared the current climate in China »


- Rhonda Richford

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‘Boo! 2’ Drives to $21 Million Opening While Other New Releases Crash

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In a sluggish weekend for the box office, the only success to be found is Lionsgate’s “Boo! 2,” the ninth film in Tyler Perry’s “Madea” franchise. The $20 million film is on pace to hit its projected target with a $21 million opening from 2,388 screens. The horror comedy made $7.5 million on Friday, including $760,000 from Thursday previews.

Tyler Perry has never been a critical fave, and “Boo! 2” is no exception as it received an abysmal 8 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. But his legions of fans were not disappointed, bestowing an A- on CinemaScore. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Tony Zierra to Follow up ‘Filmworker’ with New Stanley Kubrick Doc about ‘Eyes Wide Shut’

21 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lyon  — Tony Zierra, the director of this year’s critically acclaimed Cannes screener “Filmworker” – about Leon Vitali, who served for decades as Stanley Kubrick’s right-hand man – is working on a followup Kubrick documentary about the making of the 1999 drama “Eyes Wide Shut,” starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.

Zierra was in Lyon this week for a screening of “Filmworker” at the Lumière Film Festival, where the documentary has generated massive buzz.

Speaking to Variety about his next project, “SK13,” (“Eyes Wide Shut” being Kubrick’s 13th film), Zierra explained that he was originally working on that documentary when he met Vitali and decided to put it aside and do “Filmworker” first.

Zierra is now returning to his initial project, which promises an inside look at what is arguably  Kubrick’s most controversial work, due in part to the director’s death during post-production.

“The one movie that I feel is the wrinkle in Kubrick’s filmography »


- Ed Meza

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Wong Kar-wai Honored in Lyon, Talks Early Influences, Bruce Lee, Hong Kong Handover and Bigger Canvas for ‘Grandmaster’

21 October 2017 12:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lyon The Lumière Festival honored Wong Kar-wai with the Lumière Award on Friday following a wide-ranging discussion between the Chinese filmmaker and the festival director Thierry Frémaux about his life and career.

Asked about his early influences during the master class, held in front of a packed house at the majestic Théâtre des Célestins ahead of the evening’s award ceremony, Wong said he moved with his family from Shanghai to Hong Kong as a child in 1962 before the onset of the Cultural Revolution. Since the family had no friends or relatives in Hong Kong and did not speak Cantonese, Wong regularly went to the movies with his mother.

“It’s all because of my mother. My mother is a big film buff – she enjoyed watching movies. The fact that we didn’t have any friends and relatives in this new city, the only thing she liked to do was take me to the cinema. We spent almost »


- Ed Meza

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Antalya Festival: Aida Begic on ‘Never Leave Me,’ Shooting Movies with Kids

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Antalya, Turkey — Aida Begic spent months working with aid groups and displaced Syrian families and orphans in preparing her portrait of the refugee crisis, as seen from the eyes of children in “Never Leave Me.” The subject is well-known to the Bosnian survivor of the Balkan War, whose films often focus on the youngest victims and their remarkable buoyancy. Variety chatted to Begic as “Never Leave Me” opened the 54th Antalya Festival.

How did your own experience lead you to making such incisive portraits of children as survivors?

I was 16 when our war happened. I’m always very sensitive to this problem and I always will be to the suffering of innocents. I know that there are many dimensions and kids they have to stay kids even in the worst circumstances. So to talk about what’s happening with children and their dreams and their emotions, it’s probably something that will give us a different perspective »


- Will Tizard

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Antalya Festival Opens with Walken, Syrian Refugee Crisis-themed ‘Never Leave Me’

2 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Antalya, Turkey — Turkey’s newly reformatted Antalya fest launched Saturday in the coastal resort town under balmy skies, striking a hopeful note in a region beset by crises.

Opening with a stirring look at children caught up in the Syrian refugee exodus, Aida Begic’s “Never Leave Me,” the gala for the fest’s 54th edition hosted some 3,000 of guests, serenaded by the Antalya State Symphony Orchestra.

As Begic noted to the well-heeled audience at the Antalya Expo Center, lessons from her film, in which real refugees play characters based on themselves, “we don’t all speak the same language, but we can still live together in peace and harmony.”

Several Americans were almost surprised to find themselves in town – many were unsure until the last minute whether the current U.S.-Turkish visa spat would prevent them from entering the country but Turkish airports appeared to be issuing visas upon arrival to U.S. visitors »


- Will Tizard

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‘Summer 1993’s’ Carla Simón Talks About, Summer, Kids, Oscars

2 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Barcelona  — A coming-of-age told from the perspective of a six-year-old orphan who is forced to live with her aunt and uncle, “Summer 1993” is the first feature of Barcelona-based Carla Simón. Received by critics as a luminous, moving –but never sentimental– debut – Variety called it a “delicate sleeper” – that represents Spain in the foreign-language Oscar race, “Summer 1993” that broke out at the Spanish box office for co-producer/distributor Avalon Films to a highly creditable (€970,000) $1.2 million in Spain this summer, making it one of the most successful Spanish first features in recent years. It is now cumulating plaudits – critical, awards – on the international film circuit. Produced by Valérie Delpierre’s Inicia Films in co-production with Avalon and sold by Warsaw-based New Europe Film Sales, “Summer 1993” premiered at Berlin’s Generation Kplus section), winning the first feature jury’s top prize, scooped the Golden Biznaga at Spain’s Málaga Film Festival and has just made the five-pic cut for the »


- Emilio Mayorga

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Turkish Cinema: The New Generation – Kivilcim Akay, Director ‘I am Also Here’

2 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Turkish cinema has become a regular fixture on the international festival circuit these days, represented most recently by first time features, such as Ceylon Ozcelik’s media censorship-themed “Inflame,” which bowed this year in Berlin, and Emre Yeksan’s dystopian drama “The Gulf” which launched from Venice.

Variety has profiled several other directors, writers and producers who signal that a new generation is emerging within Turkey’s vibrant, albeit turbulence-riddled, film scene.

Kivilcim Akay in 2008 got her degree in fine arts from Akdeniz Univerisity in Antalya and went to work in the advertising field, eventually starting her own advertising and production company in 2011. She produced and directed Turkish fashion doc series “100 Years of Fashion” which in 2013 aired on pubcaster Trt. In 2014 followed “My Wish is Peace” in which children in areas affected by the ongoing 30-year-old Kurdish-Turkish conflict express their desires for resolution. That doc world-premiered at the Istanbul film fest and circulated internationally.

Akay is currently »


- Nick Vivarelli

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Turkish Cinema: The New Generation – Su Baloglu, Producer ‘The Island’

2 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Turkish cinema has become a regular fixture on the international festival circuit these days, represented most recently by first time features, such as Ceylon Ozcelik’s media censorship-themed “Inflame,” which bowed this year in Berlin, and Emre Yeksan’s dystopian drama “The Gulf” which launched from Venice.

Variety has profiled several other directors, writers and producers who signal that a new generation is emerging within Turkey’s vibrant, albeit turbulence-riddled, film scene.

Su Baloglu was born in Famagosta, Cyprus, in 1987. After studying film in Canada and Istanbul she co-founded her production company Su Film and this year co-directed and produced documentary “Her First” about the challenges faced by women filmmakers in Turkey. Baloglu is co-founder of the Istanbul chapter of New York-based women filmmakers collective Film Fatales.

The Island,” which has been selected by the Antalya Film Forum’s documentary pitching section, is the Cyprus-set “story of four women who desperately want to literally break the boundaries »


- Nick Vivarelli

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Turkish Cinema: The New Generation – Ender Ozkahraman, Director ‘Ugly Duckling’

2 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Turkish cinema has become a regular fixture on the international festival circuit these days, represented most recently by first time features, such as Ceylon Ozcelik’s media censorship-themed “Inflame,” which bowed this year in Berlin, and Emre Yeksan’s dystopian drama “The Gulf” which launched from Venice.

Variety has profiled several other directors, writers and producers who signal that a new generation is emerging within Turkey’s vibrant, albeit turbulence-riddled, film scene.

Ender Ozkahraman, whose first feature “Ugly Duckling” will world premiere in the Antalya fest’s competition, worked for many years as a graphic novelist and cartoonist for prominent Turkish satirical magazine LeMan before veering into screenwriting and eventually directing a short documentary in 2015 titled “A Comedian Offended,” about a stand-up comic who fights the negativity of violent clashes between Turkish government forces and Kurdish insurgents with jokes.

Ugly Duckling,” which Ozkahraman wrote and directed, is a drama that mixes the desire which a young woman named »


- Nick Vivarelli

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Turkish Cinema: The New Generation – Andac Haznedaroglu, Director ‘The Guest’

2 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Turkish cinema has become a regular fixture on the international festival circuit these days, represented most recently by first time features, such as Ceylon Ozcelik’s media censorship-themed “Inflame,” which bowed this year in Berlin, and Emre Yeksan’s dystopian drama “The Gulf” which launched from Venice.

Variety has profiled several other directors, writers and producers who signal that a new generation is emerging within Turkey’s vibrant, albeit turbulence-riddled, film scene.

Andac Haznedarolglu is an experienced TV director with several hit shows under her belt. She is now at her second feature film with “The Guest,” which is world premiering in the Antalya fest competition. Her first feature was local romcom “Everything for Love.”

“The Guest” is a refugee drama toplining Jordanian star Saba Mubarak as a Syrian named Meryem fleeing from war-torn Aleppo with two children whose parents have perished.

“This is a story that has changed my life,” she says, noting »


- Nick Vivarelli

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Roman Polanski Accused of Molesting 10-Year-Old Girl in 1975

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A Santa Barbara artist has accused Roman Polanski of photographing her naked and then molesting her when she was 10 years old. Marianne Barnard told The Sun that in 1975, her mother took her to a Malibu beach, where she met Polanski. “She explained that this man wanted to take pictures of me in this fur coat. I thought it was to go into a magazine or something,” said Barnard, who thought it was just another modelling shoot. “First he was taking pictures of me in the bikini, then it was with the coat then he said take off the bikini »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Moves Morelia to Tears

4 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Morelia, Mexico – “Coco” took six longer-than-average years to make, but its directors Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina and producer Darla Anderson were finally rewarded for their efforts when they stepped out at the Day of the Dead-themed toon’s world premiere at the 15th Morelia International Film Fest Friday night.

“It was lovely,” said Unkrich, who recalled how the trio was mobbed “by so many people who were so emotional, many with tears in their eyes, thanking us for making this movie, for putting a positive vision of Mexico out to the world.”

“That was the biggest thing: people were just so proud, they expressed to us that we had gotten it right, that we had made a respectful, accurate job,” he said. Security was tight for the one-off premiere, with audience members required to seal their phones in special pouches and submit to metal detector inspections.

The story of a young boy of 12 who aspires »


- Anna Marie de la Fuente

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‘SNL': Is There a New Episode Airing This Week?

5 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

SNL” is on its first break of Season 43 this week, with no new episode airing on Oct. 21. Instead, NBC is playing the “Saturday Night Live” Season 43 premiere episode that first aired on Sept. 30. That episode starred Ryan Gosling as its host, with Jay-z performing as musical guest. It also included an appearance by guest star Alec Baldwin, reprising his extremely popular role as Donald Trump. “SNL” is also off next week, but at least part of its usual time slot won’t be filled with a rerun. Instead, there’s something special planned for what would otherwise be the »


- Phil Hornshaw

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Al Gore Addresses Trump’s Climate Stance at Morelia: ‘I Thought There Was a Chance He Would Come to His Senses’

5 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There is never a shortage of celebrity in Morelia. The festival attracts the best and brightest from Mexico, Latin America and indeed the rest of the world. But it’s something special when the festival gets to play host to a guest as unique and influential as a former Vice President of the United States like it did Saturday night with Al Gore.

In town to promote his climate crisis documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel,” the former VP addressed a crowded Teatro Ruben Romero. A wall of cameras and microphones pointed at the stage as the stately environmental activist sat for a half hour talk that stretched long. Once he started, it was clear he wasn’t going to stop until he addressed each issue fully.

Gore’s answers came slowly and deliberately as he picked his words carefully, making sure to keep them informative and relevant to the local crowd.

“Mexico is a fast »


- Jamie Lang

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Why Kit Harington Cried While Reading Last ‘Game of Thrones’ Script (Video)

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No one is going to miss “Game of Thrones” when it airs for the final time in 2019 as much as Jon Snow himself, Kit Harington, who cried during the read-through of the HBO hit’s last script. “I know everything now,” the actor told BBC’s “The One Show.” “You have to remember that eight years of it — no one really cares about it more than us,” he said during Friday’s U.K. talk show. “It’s been an institution longer than any other institution I’ve been in,” he continued. “School, drama school, anything. I get a bit weepy thinking about it. »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Billie Lourd Remembers Mom Carrie Fisher on Her Birthday

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Billie Lourd paid homage to her famous mother, Carrie Fisher, on what would have been the “Star Wars” actress’ 61st birthday Saturday with a throwback photo from her childhood and an emoji-filled message. “Happy Birthday, Momby,” said the Instagram post that was accompanied by a picture of the mother-and-daughter stars wearing matching nightgowns when Billie was a little girl.   ❤ ??”??…???…???…?✌???? ??…?ℹ️????✝️??”??’???????…?✌???? ♏️??…?♏️??…?✌???? ❤ A post shared by Billie Lourd (@praisethelourd) on Oct 21, 2017 at 11:20am Pdt   Fisher’s friends, family  and a whole lot of “Star Wars” fans followed suit with tributes of their own. “Happy Birthday Carrie Fish, I lovaly you Baba. »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Bill O’Reilly Says He Was ‘Smeared’ by New York Times Report of Sexual Harassment Settlement

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AIBill O’Reilly blasted the New York Times on Saturday for a report that the ex-Fox News star paid a $32 million settlement to a former coworker who had accused him of sexual harassment. According to The Times, O’Reilly paid Fox News analyst Lis Wiehl after she threatened to sue him for a “nonconsensual sexual relationship” and that O’Reilly had sent Wiehl “sexually explicit material,” including gay pornography. In a statement shared with TheWrap by attorney Mark Fabiani on behalf of O’Reilly, the former host said The Times had “maliciously smeared” him by relying on “unsubstantiated allegations, »


- Sean Burch

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